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Old 04-08-2008, 08:48 AM   #21
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will not pass inspection without the light on the plate... if they know what they are doing.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:53 AM   #22
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yep i got a ticket for that on the RR. the fender eliminator i have on the R6 places it in pretty much the stock location. and cops usually take it easy on ya if your not riding dirty
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:15 AM   #23
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I didn't see any when I left your house. It was smooth sailing for me all the way home. I notice a lot of people has been checking out my bike with the new LED. Thanks again bro. and let me know the next time yall go riding. I also notice the extra power and it came up on me and caught me off guard.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:17 AM   #24
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And yes I have a light on it, for those who don't just go buy a white LED and wire it in, takes 2 seconds. But I don't understand how it would be less visible with me sitting on it. I weigh 140 pounds lol. But I will take a pic today. Also, the law states it has to be on the rear on the bike. So mine is on the rear, (I am sure it says visible somewhere in there!) But I am not complaining at all, I am just glad to be legit, it mostly just gives them a reason to pull me over!
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:18 AM   #25
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they were trying to catch ya ridin dirty
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:35 AM   #28
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Yeah, It just gives the law a way to pull you over, most of the time they will just let ya slide unless you don't have all your t. But still, make sure you do everything right if one is behind ya!
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:41 PM   #29
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Mayn, that a pretty descriptive story. Gald you got off scott free. Good thing I'm legit too, just sux cops wanna always check bikes. I always get stared at by cops on the side of the road, not been pullled over yet. knock on wood.
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Happened to me too. I could've beat the ticket in court but I didn't want to get pulled over anymore. So I moved it.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:13 PM   #32
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I got a ticket last summer by a webster LEO. he followed me all the way from nasa rd 1 and 45 to my house 2 miles down 518 before he pulled me over and i drove into my driveway! my license plate was all the way down like yours. he issued me the ticket. i went to court later with pictures and a copy of the texas law. all it says is that it needs to be mounted at the rear of the bike. it DOES NOT say anything about being visible or angle mounted. you can research it a little to find that actual law. the prosecuter let me go without even seeing the judge. i got pulled over 2x after that for the same thing. but this time i had a copy of the law in my wallet. i was respectfull and showed the cop the law and BOTH times, they let me go.....TRY IT!
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:17 PM   #33
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Well glad to hear that you did not get a ticket... he is just doing his job and from what it seems, treated you with respect... when you move the plate, you run the risk of getting stopped... its up to you!
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:27 PM   #34
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But thats the thing, there is nothing illegal about moving the plate. It is the officers' misinterpretation of the law (or lack of knowledge)!! It is up to us as the riders to let them know. If you have a copy of it with you, he can see it and hopefully not hastle the rest of us for something that is NOT illegal.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:31 PM   #35
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why cuz his interpretation of "back of the bike" is diff then yours? he's not the judge, he just cites it. the judge decides, thats how the law works.

don't like it, do as you've done, carry a copy of the law w/ you and argue your case on the side of the road (50/50 chance of winning) or just keep it where the factory put it, then you'll have alot less chance of confrontation.

you chose to do what you did, don't whine about it.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:34 PM   #36
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Easy chief....Im not whinning.... heres the law.

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/msb/txmclaws.htm#trc502409

TRC §502.409.

WRONG, FICTITIOUS, ALTERED, OR OBSCURED LICENSE PLATE.

(a) A person commits an offense if the person attaches to or displays on a motor vehicle a number plate or registration insignia that:

(1) is assigned to a different motor vehicle;

(2) is assigned to the vehicle under any other motor vehicle law other than by the department;

(3) is assigned for a registration period other than the registration period in effect;

(4) is fictitious;

(5) has blurring or reflective matter that significantly impairs the readability of the name of the state in which the vehicle is registered or the letters or numbers of the license plate number at any time ;

(6) has an attached illuminated device or sticker, decal, emblem, or other insignia that is not authorized by law and that interferes with the readability of the letters or numbers of the license plate number or the name of the state in which the vehicle is registered; or

(7) has a coating, covering, protective material, or other apparatus that:

(A) distorts angular visibility or detectability;

(B) alters or obscures one-half or more of the name of the state in which the vehicle is registered; or

(C) alters or obscures the letters or numbers of the license plate number or the color of the plate.

(b) Except as provided by Subsection (f), an offense under Subsection (a) is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $200, unless it is shown at the trial of the offense that the owner knowingly altered or made illegible the letters, numbers, and other identification marks, in which case the offense is a Class B misdemeanor.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:37 PM   #37
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and sticking the plated up underneath the undertail does what?


"(A) distorts angular visibility or detectability;

(B) alters or obscures one-half or more of the name of the state in which the vehicle is registered; or

(C) alters or obscures the letters or numbers of the license plate number or the color of the plate."
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If the plate become obscured in ANY way, it becomes illegal...
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You need to read carefully chief, those paragraphs 7(a)(b)(c) all have to do with what paragraph 7 states:

(7) has a coating, covering, protective material, or other apparatus that:

If you mount it underneath, it doesnt have and coating, covering, protective material or other apparatus that does what you said....
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how does a plate mount? w/ apparatus.
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